Local Scene Exhibition — April at 2nd Floor Gallery

Local Scenes
The Gingerbread Man by Mary Beth Brath
Opening this month — Local Scenes Group Show!
Join us this month for the opening of our Local Scenes group show featuring many works by our gallery artists. Featured are works of art depicting landscapes and architecture in the greater Harrisburg area. The show will remain on display through June.
The show opens First Friday, April 1st at 6 PM until 9 PM
A reception will also be held 3rd Saturday, 
April 16th, 2016, from 6 PM to 9 PM
Or, stop by for the Earth Day Celebration on Saturday
April 23rd, 2016, from 11 AM to 6 PM


Author C James Gilbert!

Author C James Gilbert, a Littlestown resident, will be in our bookstore, Friday, April 1, from 6 pm to 9pm, signing copies of his novels and A Darker Shade of Freedompublished by Sunbury Press.

These are  Civil-War / Reconstruction era historical fiction about the cost of slavery.
Authors Sharon Marchisello & John L. Moore!
Author Sharon Marchisello from Georgia and John L Moore from Northumberland, PA will be in our

bookstore to sign copies of their books, Saturday, March 19, from 6 pm to 9pm,

Going Home. is a disturbing novel about a mother with Alzheimer’s who may have just killed her visiting nurse. The daughter arrives home to discover the mess, and all chaos breaks loose!  Going Home was inspired by the author’s mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s and explores the challenge of solving a murder mystery when a potential witness cannot rely on her memory. Written from the perspective of a baby boomer forced to reverse roles with her parents, it crosses into the mainstream genre of women’s fiction and touches increasingly common issues such as elder abuse and end-of-life decisions. Author Sharon Marchisello has come all the way from Peachtree City, Georgia to visit with us.

John L. Moore is a veteran newspaper writer from Northumberland, PA who has authored a series of history books about early frontier times in Pennsylvania entitles the Frontier Pennsylvania Series. There are 8 books in all, featuring cover art by period artistAndrew Knez. If you own these books, or at least one or two, now is your chance to have them autographed. They also make great gifts.

Authors Heather Paterno & Sherri Maret + Illustrator Noelle Ziegler!
Author and artist Heather Paterno, a resident of Hershey, PA,, and author Sherri Maret will be in our first floor bookstore to sign

copies of their children’s books, Saturday, April 23rd, from 2 pm to 5 pm,

H Is for Hershey is a picture book of scenes of Hershey, PA, from A to Z.
Heather Paterno was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania where she resides with her husband, children, and dogs.  She earned her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and focuses her practice in family law.  She is an adjunct professor, scout mom, and dabbling artist.
Book profits benefit the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society.
Help Me! is about a lady who loves animals and flies to Africa for an amazing animal adventure. When it is

time to go home, she decides she wants to take a baby animal home with her. The lady ends up having a very different kind of adventure that wasn’t at all what she had planned.

Sherri Maret has a B.A. degree in English and a M.S. degree in Education. Her educational career spanned twenty years teaching English for three years and the rest as a school library media specialist. She has lived in Pennsylvania since 1996 but misses her family and friends she left behind in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming. She hopes to return to all those states to do author visits and explore some new states wherever author visits take her.

Noelle Zeigler, a 2016 high school graduate, has had a passion for drawing and writing as well. She will be pursuing a degree in art and education. Her goal is to attain a teaching position so she can pass on her enthusiasm for art to her students. She has two books available on Amazon.

spring fling 1
“Lilacs with Apples” by Linda Buckwalter
Spring Fling!
The Spring Fling group show featuring many works by our gallery artists continues to be on dispay throughMay.
Chicken Bone Beach_089
Chicken Bone Beach
The Chicken Bone Beach exhibit will remain on display through April. These images are not for sale. The photographs are from the John W. Mosley Photograph Collection housed in the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries, the Alfred M. Heston Collection, Atlantic City Free Public Library, and others given to the curator, Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, by Atlantic City residents, friends and family members.
Some of the photographs included in the exhibit have never before been displayed. The exhibit is curated by Penn State Harrisburg graduate student Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks as a result of her thesis project in American Studies. John W. Mosley, a self-taught photographer from Philadelphia, left behind a portion of American history from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.  Among the four-mile stretch of Atlantic City’s beaches was an area known as Chicken Bone Beach, established as Missouri Avenue Beach around 1939 and earmarked as the African-American territory on the coast. Mosley took thousands of photographs from the 1930s to the 1960s of African-American residents of Atlantic City and visitors attracted to Chicken Bone Beach each summer. The story of Chicken Bone Beach offers a case study of a cultural history in America during a pivotal transition. African-Americans living in Atlantic City created and experienced a unique lifestyle, dwelling in a resort area. Chicken Bone Beach became the most popular beach in Atlantic City, attracting African-American celebrities, civic leaders, athletes, entertainers, and tourists from around the United States. It also served as an attractive beach for white Americans who were anti-racist or were rejected at other beaches due to their hippie or gay lifestyles. The photographs from Chicken Bone Beach demonstrate American citizens living and enjoying their lives while being socially and physically isolated from the rest of Atlantic City, yet still pursuing the American Dream.
Please join us for this historic exhibit!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s